Fri, Aug 28 | Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires

Cry Baby: American Antiheroes

This musical-comedy romp through 1950's teen-angst is an energetic celebration of non-conformity from John Waters, the unequivocal master of bad taste. Johnny Depp stars as a leather-clad bad boy whose ability to shed a single, solitary tear drives good girls wild.
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Time & Location

Aug 28, 2020, 8:00 PM
Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the Event

Every Friday Night in August, Epsilon Spires transforms the parking lot into a safe socially-distanced outdoor cinema featuring innovative film screenings & performances under the stars...

August 28th- Cry Baby (1990) Dir. John Waters (Pink Flamingos) paired with short: Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965) Dir. Kenneth Anger. Eisenhower is President. Rock ‘n’ Roll is king. And Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the baddest hood in his high school. Johnny Depp stars as the irresistible bad boy whose ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild — especially Allison (Amy Locane), a wealthy and beautiful ‘square’ who finds herself uncontrollably drawn to the dreamy juvenile delinquent and his forbidden world of rockabilly music, fast cars and faster women. Cry Baby is an outragous musical comedy that adores its period setting even as it gleefully upends genre conventions. Patty Hearst plays the American middle-class nightmare to a tee, other notable cameos including Iggy Pop, Traci Lords, Mink Stole and William Defoe. 

"There's no social ideology at which Cry-Baby doesn't take aim: the beauty myth, the nuclear family, class structure, the cult of celebrity."- Vice

"Waters' finest film to date, seriously sexy stuff." -Time Out London

Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965) Directed by Kenneth Anger. A simple short film with an underlying complexity that serves as a social commentary of 1960’s America. 

8pm Doors Open / 8:30pm Feature Presentation * entry includes raffle for gift certificates to local businesses.

Picture a picnic under the stars with your friends where you are entertained by innovative cinema projected on a big outdoor screen. The program celebrates cinema past and present, both popular and experimental, highlighting diverse creative voices from around the world. Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged!

Layout & Tickets:

The backlot will be empty of cars and on the ground will be painted a series of circles.

Each circle will have at least six feet around it on all sides so as to be a safe socially distanced space.

We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs to sit on in your circle – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need!

Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided.

Space is limited - Reserve a ticket for a space that fits your group size:

Up to 2 people: $20 (space is 3ft x 6ft)

Up to 4 people: $40 (space is 6ft x 6ft)

Up to 6 people: $60 (space is 6ft x 9ft)

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  • Backlot Cinema up to 4
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